Anarchy in… er – Swindon! Punks Not Dead! signing announced

So. Imagine you can’t get to Nottingham Comic Con on the 20th of October but fancy popping into a comic shop and meeting one of the UK hottest artists. Then The Incredible Comic Shop in Swindon and its event organiser Sarah Harris have something brilliant up their torn black T-shirt sleeves… — Punks Not DeadContinue reading Anarchy in… er – Swindon! Punks Not Dead! signing announced

Carlos Ezquerra: His Early Comics Work for Wizard

While Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, who died this week, is well known for his work on 2000AD, he worked for other publishers, including Commando and Beano DC Thomson, which once published many more titles than they do today. One of them was the long-running action adventure title Wizard, and downthetubes contributor Colin Noble hasContinue reading Carlos Ezquerra: His Early Comics Work for Wizard

A panel from "Robot Archie" in Lion. If you look closely, in the bottom right hand corner artist Ted Kearon has managed to sneak his name in! This is from the issue cover dated 15th July 1967. With thanks to Bambos Georgiou

Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

David McDonald of Hibernia Comics, publishers of a number of limited edition collections and Archive books, assesses the impact Rebellion’s purchase of the IPC comics archive from TI Media and what it may mean for fans of British comics… The news last week that 2000AD publisher Rebellion bought all of the pre-1969 Amalgamated Press/IPC propertiesContinue reading Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

"Dino-Wars", by Pat Mills and Dan Dare artist David Pugh - Furrysaurs

Tales from Toxic! That Never Were: “Dino-Wars”, by Pat Mills and David Pugh

Toxic! was a British weekly comic book published in 1991  by Apocalypse Ltd. that ran for just 31 issues before numerous problems combined to bring the project to a halt and the publisher sadly went out of business. But it was a title bursting with ideas – and “Dino-Wars“, by Pat Mills and Dan DareContinue reading Tales from Toxic! That Never Were: “Dino-Wars”, by Pat Mills and David Pugh

Paragon Issue 22 - Promotional

Weird War – and look Who’s involved in the latest Paragon anthology!

Sweet Nellie Bligh! The latest issue of indie comics anthology Paragon, edited by Davey Candlish, looks brilliant! What other comic has Doctor Who and Ian Fleming fighting Saddam Hussein? Because that’s what you get in “Shadow Rats: WMD“, written by Dirk van Dom with art by David Metcalfe-Carr, from a story by Davey? Not toContinue reading Weird War – and look Who’s involved in the latest Paragon anthology!